Sophie Pemberton

Say What? Art Terms For Beginners, Part 15

“Celebrating the AGGV Collection” is currently on show at the Art Gallery, with one room devoted entirely to the Gallery’s extensive collection of drawings. Much more than just the application of pencil to paper, drawings can be both a preparatory tool and the end product of an artwork.

The Great Reveal: Restoration of a Sophie Pemberton Masterpiece

By Duncan M. Ferguson, AGGV Exhibitions Preparator

Details in the emblematic portrait of Bibi La Purée will be visible for the first time in decades. Sophie Pemberton’s portrait of Bibi La Purée hasn’t been fit for exhibition in decades. There are few artworks that represent so much of an artist, but this one weaves a web of significance into one painting.

Say What? Art Terms For Beginners, Part 10

Art conservation and restoration terms are revealed in this installment of Art Terms. But first, you may question what the difference is between conservation and restoration.

From Portraits to Selfies

By Audrey Wang Featured image: Sophie Pemberton (Canadian, 1869-1959) | Colonel Schletter | 1910 | Oil on panel | Gift […]

Collectors’ Corner

By Audrey Wang, AGGV Volunteer Collecting is often regarded as a fundamental and universal human instinct and an activity shared […]